Morning Snorkel & Whale Watching Tour

Explore the waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary with a marine naturalist.

Morning Snorkel Tour

4.0hours | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$139 per person*

Private Charter: $750 for up to 6 passengers.

What a great way to start your day! Meet us at the new Kawaihae Harbor South small boat harbor, only 10-15 minutes from the Kohala Coast resorts.

Come play in some of the best sailing and humpback whale watching waters in the world aboard Riva, a classic open ocean 34-foot sloop-rigged sailboat! The prevailing tradewinds of Kawaihae provide plenty of breeze to fill our sails, and the seas are usually small and friendly.During your sail you can take the helm or just take in the spectacular views. We’ll explore the waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and look for dolphins and watch humpback whales on the way to our snorkel spot,which is usually in a protected marine life area. Our crew member, a marine naturalist, will answer your questions and share interesting facts about the sanctuary and its denizens. You’ll learn that the sanctuary is not only home to humpback whales each winter, but another dozen different types of wild cetaceans (whales and dolphins) live here year-round, including spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and false killer whales.

The snorkel spots we visit along the Kohala Coast reveal some of the most interesting underwater ecosystems in the world, and are also within sanctuary waters. (Snorkel gear is provided, or bring your own.) Our crew is in the water with you, to ensure that you’re comfortable, and to share information about what you’ll see. A variety of marine life thrives in these clear waters year-round, including Hawaiian green sea turtles, colorful reef fish found nowhere else on earth, invertebrates and corals.

Local coffee,juice, banana bread,island fruits,cheeses,salami,crackers,macadamia nuts and maui style chips will be served as you cruise the Kohala Coast. We’ll have you back in time to enjoy lunch at one the fine eateries in Kawaihae village.


*Fare price listed does NOT include Hawaii Excise Tax @4% and Hawaii Harbor use Fee @3%

*Due to operating cost we require 4 fares to run this sail. Call  808-895-1781 for current trip status or more information.

Example: If your a booked party of 3 and by your charter date we are unable to book at least 1 more fare we will call you at least 24hrs of departure and give you the options to pay the additional 1 fare of 139.00 +tax (and get the boat to yourself) reschedule or cancel your sail.

Splish splash! Photo/Ethan Tweedie

Morning Snorkel Sailing Tour

4.0 hours | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$139 per person*

Private Charter Price: $750 up to 6 passengers